Five Council Members are elected by the voters of Punta Gorda to serve for a two-year term. Council Members are elected at-large in staggered terms. Elections are held annually in November. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are appointed by the City Council at the first meeting held after an election.
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at 9:00 a.m. These meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to address the Council on any agenda item may do so at the appropriate time during the meeting.
Meetings are broadcast on Charlotte County's CC-TV on the Sunday following the meeting at 12:00 p.m. In addition, meetings can be viewed on the City's YouTube Channel.
To inquire about an agenda item to a City Council Agenda, please contact the City Manager's Office at (941)575-3302. Requests for proclamations should be directed to the City Clerk's office at (941)575-3369.